Absence/attendance management categories

All items: Absence/attendance management

  • Long-term sickness absence policy: a 16-step guide for HR

    Date:
    8 May 2017

    A watertight long-term sickness absence policy can give employees who are off work for an extended period the best chance of returning to work, and reduce the risk of employers facing disability discrimination or unfair dismissal claims. How should employers formulate their long-term sickness absence policy?

  • Short-term sickness absence policy: a 15-step guide for HR

    Date:
    4 May 2017

    Putting together a short-term sickness absence policy can be one of the most daunting tasks an HR professional can face. We take you step by step through what a typical short-term sickness absence policy should contain.

  • Winter weather and work: five common employer queries

    Date:
    16 January 2017

    With large parts of the UK having experienced heavy snowfall, we answer five common questions from employers on the workplace impact of severe weather conditions.

  • Six common summer employment issues

    Date:
    19 July 2016

    With high temperatures possible during the summer months, we explore some employment law scenarios employers may have to deal with.

  • Legal opinion: When can sickness absence be treated as a conduct issue?

    Date:
    8 October 2013

    An employee's absence from work due to illness or injury is usually not their fault. However, there can be situations where the circumstances that caused the illness were within the employee's control, in which case the employer may be entitled to treat any further absence as a conduct issue. Jesse Turner, senior solicitor in the employment, pensions and benefits team at Brodies LLP, explains.

  • Employment law myths: dismissal

    Date:
    28 August 2012

    Martha Arnold of Osborne Clarke concludes a series of articles on employment law myths with a look at some myths around dismissal.

  • Weekly dilemma: Competing holiday requests

    Date:
    19 October 2011

    This week's dilemma concerns competing annual leave requests from employees who want time off during the Christmas period.

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Legal guidance: HR and legal information and guidance relating to absence and attendance management.